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    The former section 504-512 is called Powerline in these threads. It is replaced with the new wiggly path, Powerline Flow, that starts near 504 and crosses the old Powerline near the sidewalk, goes under the bridge and works its way around to 516. Ski Hill was 502-514. The new Ski Hill Flow starts near the callout for Waterfall Crossing and wiggles its way to a point near 500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X Minus 1 View Post
    The former section 504-512 is called Powerline in these threads. It is replaced with the new wiggly path, Powerline Flow, that starts near 504 and crosses the old Powerline near the sidewalk, goes under the bridge and works its way around to 516. Ski Hill was 502-514. The new Ski Hill Flow starts near the callout for Waterfall Crossing and wiggles its way to a point near 500.
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    Rode out there for the first time since the new regional trail went in and rode the log loops in the traditional direction. I wasn't surprised to encounter riders going the other way, because the trails are bi-directional (right...?). I was surprised to encounter Mr. *grumble*grumble*going the wrong way*grumble*grumble*

    Um. Well if he think he's going the wrong way, then... HEY. He was talking about me?!?

    Did I miss something? All trails are bidirectional, yes?

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    All trails at Walnut go both ways. Uh, I mean they are bidirectional. Or whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zync View Post
    Rode out there for the first time since the new regional trail went in and rode the log loops in the traditional direction. I wasn't surprised to encounter riders going the other way, because the trails are bi-directional (right...?). I was surprised to encounter Mr. *grumble*grumble*going the wrong way*grumble*grumble*

    Um. Well if he think he's going the wrong way, then... HEY. He was talking about me?!?

    Did I miss something? All trails are bidirectional, yes?
    Yes, all trails at WC are bidirectional. There is a recommended loop to sequence all the trails, but one must always ride at an appropriate speed for conditions and anticipate unexpected conflicts such as riders in the opposing direction, hikers, trail runners, off leash dogs and wildlife.

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    Looks like the busy beavers are still at it. Got unexpected freshies today before windy! Mucho gracias ARR and COA and you know who. Nice little facelift going on out there and glad to see the city "bending?" on their "no net new trail" policy. Is that still a thing? or can we all send thank you emails to certain folks and bribe them to openmindedly listen to possible expansion of trails between the nut and mopac? Walnut Creek 2.0 doesn't have too much room to expand but it could add some loops in a few areas with the city's blessing.
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    No "bending" involved. A lot of trail was closed/replaced/whatever by the concrete sidewalk. Other trails are being closed due to erosion. Powerline and Ski Hill are examples. Send any suggestions to ARR.

    You might be surprised at what is being discussed / planned. But any new trails take LOTS of time. The City wants to make sure everybody has an input and no new problems are created. They really are trying to work with us but have more issues to address than we think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    Send any suggestions to ARR.
    Suggestions sent.

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    Several of us road the log loops backwards last week. This lets you hit all of the new trails without doubling back on anything.
    From top of Power Line, ride new twisty section - under the sidewalk and back up to the sidewalk. Enter Inner Log loop backwards (from traditional direction), cross sidewalk, ride Outer Log Loop backwards, ride up short new section to dam. Cross dam, turn left into new section. Ride to waterfall, cross creek and up. Back to dam. Then on over to Tangle of Trails. This all had a very nice flow to it.
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    After the new flow trail ends and the new waterfall climb begins there is a sidewalk crossing that could be eliminated by another "under the bridge" reroute, but I'm guessing Chardog already knows that. Let keep the work days flowing, arr.

    to cxagent. Can we pm ARR here or through the ARR contact page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    After the new flow trail ends and the new waterfall climb begins there is a sidewalk crossing that could be eliminated by another "under the bridge" reroute, but I'm guessing Chardog already knows that. Let keep the work days flowing, arr.

    to cxagent. Can we pm ARR here or through the ARR contact page?
    I've looked under that bridge too. On the south side, that creek cuts very hard and deep leaving the drop exposed. Even though there is a bit of a trail leading under the bridge from the north side, I don't think there's much chance to go under that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamwa View Post
    to cxagent. Can we pm ARR here or through the ARR contact page?
    PM ARR, Chardog or me on Mojo. Or better yet, use the ARR emails since they get checked more frequently than Mojo PMs. You can find the officers' emails on the ARR web site. There is also an email address for each and every trail ARR maintains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    PM ARR, Chardog or me on Mojo. Or better yet, use the ARR emails since they get checked more frequently than Mojo PMs. You can find the officers' emails on the ARR web site. There is also an email address for each and every trail ARR maintains.
    Oh, ok. I just clicked on the Contact page at ARR. But I'll send Charlie something directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by escapee View Post
    I've looked under that bridge too. On the south side, that creek cuts very hard and deep leaving the drop exposed. Even though there is a bit of a trail leading under the bridge from the north side, I don't think there's much chance to go under that one.
    Agreed, took a peek. Not much room under there unless....the city shores up the creek. Which I would think they would (could, should) do with boulders and such. But yes the erosion is already only 4 ft from the bridge foundation and unless COA wants to loose another $500,000 dollar brand new bridge like they did at Krieg Fields they "might should" address that. Between Krieg Fields and the SWC trail the COA doesn't have the best track record regarding erosion planning.
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    More changes at Walnut today. The trail from the Service Road up to the pool parking lot is eroding and has to be closed. Most people ride this trail back to the parking lot after riding BMX or Windy Loop. There is a new trail cut to the left at the bottom of the existing trail. The new trail makes a series of switchbacks to get to the parking lot. The corridor is cleared and stumps removed. The tread still needs to be groomed. The trail is marked with orange pin flags for now. After the tread is groomed, the pin flags will be removed. If you have the chance, ride the new trail. It can use the wheels on it.

    For all that think the existing fall line trail up to the parking lot is "my favorite and the best trail ever" (where did I hear that?), better get your KOM soon. That trail will close when the new trail is completed. The decision was not up to us - PARD wants that trail closed due to the erosion. Please respect the closure when it happens.
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    All KOMs on that trail are bogus anyway due to the road

    Thanks again for the Freshies!

    Were my eyes playing tricks on me or is there a new trail before the stone bridge creek crossing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FJsnoozer View Post

    Were my eyes playing tricks on me or is there a new trail before the stone bridge creek crossing?
    At Walnut there are new trails everywhere, all the time. They can't be closed as fast as people make new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxagent View Post
    At Walnut there are new trails everywhere, all the time. They can't be closed as fast as people make new ones.
    I will never understand this. The types of people that are willing to lift even one finger to "help" cultivate the local park seem to (ought to) be conscientious of the park's plans and thus tread lightly. But they're not. I don't get it

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    A new trail climbing back to the parking lot is very welcome. Thanks. What I really hope for, however, is to bypass that damn pea-gravel at the top of the climb. I hate that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by X Minus 1 View Post
    A new trail climbing back to the parking lot is very welcome. Thanks. What I really hope for, however, is to bypass that damn pea-gravel at the top of the climb. I hate that stuff.
    Sorry. PARD wants the trail to go thru that spot. If it really bothers you we could propose armoring that area with rocks so the pea gravel is not needed.
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